ABIDING IN CHRIST

CHRIST – ALL SUFFICIENT POWER

“The Christian wants to conquer his weakness and to be freed from it: God wants us to rest and even rejoice in it….The Christian thinks his weakness his greatest hindrance in the life and service of God: God tells us that it is the secret of strength and success” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p179).

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13 ESV).  “…we acknowledge that apart from Christ we can do nothing” Adolph Saphir (ref#266, p176).

“While we trust in the power of the death of Jesus to cancel the guilt of sin, we do not exercise…faith in the…living Saviour to deliver us from the bondage and power of sin in our daily life….one with Him, we possess strength sufficient to overcome every temptation….Let us most fully believe that we have and are nothing, that with man it is impossible, that in ourselves we have no life which can bring forth fruit; but that Christ is all—that abiding in Him, and His word dwelling in us, we can bring forth fruit to the glory of the Father” Adolph Saphir (rerf#266, p176-177).  “Our holiness of life has its roots in the personal holiness of Jesus. ‘If the root be holy, so also are the branches’” Andrew Murray (ref#266, p171).

Oh FATHER, on the Cross JESUS identified with me.  And now in heaven He makes it possible for me to identify with Him.  What power and love!  I desire to keep myself in CHRIST by reading Your Word.  When You speak about Your SON, provide the HOLY SPIRIT to shoot me full of faith so I grasp with clarity what You promise.  This is my foremost need.  This I plead.